Snowden Critics: How Did Russia Get So Good at Evading U.S. Surveillance, Exactly?


So Russia got suddenly good at evading U.S. surveillance efforts, as the Wall Street Journal reported this morning, allowing them to get the jump on American intelligence agencies and just kinda show up in Crimea one day. Which has led some to wonder if there was a particular event that might have allowed them to so suddenly evade those U.S. surveillance efforts:

As Business Insider’s Michael Kelly points out, Glenn Greenwald told Associated Press that Snowden “is in possession of literally thousands of documents…that would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does, which would in turn allow them to evade that surveillance or replicate it.”

Snowden has said he handed over all of the classified information he took from the National Security Agency to reporters.

[h/t Business Insider]

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